The new issue of Testingly, the KEMA Labs Magazine, is now available online, at this link. Testingly n. 5 is dedicated to the latest updates of the key standards that apply to the Testing, Inspection and Certification sector: from IEC and IEEE, to CIGRE and ASTM, to several others.
We decided to focus on such important topic because international standards provide instructions, guidelines, rules, and definitions used to design, manufacture, install, test, certify, maintain, and repair devices and systems. As the requirements for power networks change due to the need for long-distance connections, the integration of large amounts of renewables, and the increasing necessity of resilience due to extreme weather phenomena, the development and updates to international standards is a priority for the Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC) industry.
Therefore, in the new issue of our KEMA Labs Magazine you will find an in-depth analysis of the crucial standards that have been updated in 2020 and 2021, including IEC 62271-200, IEC 62271-103,and IEEE C57.164:2021. In addition, you will be able to read about the standardization developments for electricity metering equipment as, for such standards, new sections were introduced to cover the growing smart metering developments. Moreover, in the USA Standards section, we focus on how, despite the differences between North America and Europe, the U.S. developed methods and strategies to address individualized customer requests.
In addition to the updates on standards, in this issue you will find an analysis of first ever TOV (Transient Over Voltage) test performed on a 525kV DC Cable System, supported by the interviews to the two project managers: Stefano Franchi Bononi (Prysmian Group R&D VP for BU Projects) and Heiko Jahn (KEMA Labs Principal Engineer and Special Projects Coordinator).
Lastly, this issue provides a collection of the latest tests and initiatives conducted in the TIC sector, as well as a summary of recent conferences in energy sector, including the CIGRE Session 2022.
Read the full issue of Testingly n. 5 here.